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Fresh Broccoli Salad January 7, 2011

Filed under: Appetizers,Sides — skotk13 @ 9:13 pm
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In a medium sized bowl mix the dressing:
2 Tbs Mayonnaise
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 tsp sugar (or equivalent sweetener)
Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Adjust sweetness to taste.

Toss in:
2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
4 sliced green onions
1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries
Mix well. Top with sliced almonds just before serving.

Makes 3-4 servings. Keeps up to 2 days in fridge.


Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame

Filed under: Appetizers — skotk13 @ 9:07 pm
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1 pound sugar snap peas
Dark Sesame Oil
Black Sesame Seeds
Kosher Salt

Pick through the sugar snap peas to remove any that aren’t perfect. Remove and discard the stem end and the string from each pod. Toss the snap peas in a bowl with sesame oil, sesame seeds, and kosher salt to taste. Serve at room temperature.

Note: If the peas are too tough to eat raw, blanch them in boiling salted water for 5 minutes, drain immediately, and then immerse them in ice water before starting the recipe.
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Meat Balls March 6, 2010

Filed under: Appetizers,Low-Carb,Main Dishes — skotk13 @ 9:30 pm
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1Lb Ground Beef

1 Egg

1 tsp Cajun Seasoning

1 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Thyme

1 tsp Rosemary

1 tsp Salt

½ tsp Pepper

1 Tbsp Garlic, minced

½ Onion, diced

Pinch of Saffron


Preheat oven to 375.

Sautee Onion, Garlic, Saffron.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Roll golf ball size meatballs.  Place on baking sheet.  Bake turning periodically until done.